"It's just me, out there on my own, doing my own thing, and not listening to
anybody." What was the Jazz thinking? Seriously! Jerry is going to love coaching
this guy...(NOT)! This is a team sport Dude, why don't you show your deceased
brother what you can do in the ring instead, then you can "do your own thing"
without dragging down your team!
Contrary to zebedie, I know what Elson meant by his words. Great story. I'm not
a Jazz fan but Francisco is another reason (Gordon Hayward is the other) I may
be tuning in this year.
Zebedie - harsh comment, dude. There is a good chance that the Jazz knew what
they were getting when they signed Elson, and that the words he uses to describe
the fire he feels inside describe a man who doesn't need Sloan or anyone else to
motivate him; the memory of his brother is enough to spur him to greater heights
than he would otherwise reach. I think he will be a fan favorite in Utah, with
his work ethic and fantastic personality.
The NBA needs more non-thugs like him. Tired of self-entitled prima donnas.
Nice to see someone who plays out of love - even if it's not specifically a love
of the game. Glad he's not motivated just by the money.
Great article! I love to know what motivates a guy. I can appreciate his game
and I understand where he is coming from. I like the fact that Elson has won a
Championship and spent time practicing against Tim Duncan and learning how to
defend and rebound. He should be able to help the Jazz depth for sure. GO JAZZ!
Nice story. If he doesn't listen to Sloan, Sloan will bury him on the bench as
he's done so many times before, simple as that. He played quite well as
Duncan's backup in the 2007 playoffs. Certainly a huge upgrade from Koufos and
last year's Fes. Don't need much from him, maybe 10 solid minutes a
night. 96 minutes a game for the 4 & 5, AJ & Sap about 33 each, AK/Fes/Elson
divide up the other 30? AK obv going to play both 4 & 3.May well
see AJ & AK start, with Sap first off the bench sliding AK over to 3, but either
Fes or Elson is going to have be able to contribute 10-15 minutes a night of
non-trainwreck pivot play, or the Jazz have no shot this season.
I was expecting Elson to be mainly someone who could come in and clog the middle
but after watching the scrimmage game he actually has a great looking shot so
maybe he can help spread the floor like Memo.